{stories and snapshots from my new york city life.}


The ABC's of Me...

So, lately I've seen a lot of bloggers completing one of these surveys to let people know a little bit more about themselves. All of my closest friends already know of my preferences in underwear, morning routines, and zoo animals, so I thought it was high time my internet friends knew these important facts too. If you feel inclined, do the survey yourself and link me to your post...I'd love to hear more about you!

This is me with sunglasses.
This is me with prescription glasses.
This is me standing on my head. 

Onto the survey!
A. Age: 33
B. Bed size: My bed is full and lovely and I tell her how much I love her every night.
C. Chore you dislike: The answer is “D”--most of them. But I think the one I hate the most is mopping.
D. Dogs:  Growing up, our family had a little weenie dog named Chattel, which means “property” in Yiddish. We also had a fat orange cat named Moammar Ghadafi. My parents are so weird.
E. Essential start to your day: Hitting the snooze alarm five times.
F. Favorite color:  Turquoise makes me very happy.
G. Gold or silver: If I’m competing in an athletic event, I’ll choose gold. If I’m sticking something shiny in my ears, silver is chosen more frequently.
 H. Height: 5’3”-ish. My boyfriend calls me “fun size”.
I. Instruments you play(ed): None. I wouldn’t mind learning how to play guitar, but am not sure I have the patience to learn.
J. Job titlePsychotherapist/licensed master social worker. My job is a big reason why I started this blog in the first place. I hear a lot of sad things during the day, and when I come home, it’s time to relax and give gratitude for the pleasures in my own life.
K. Kids: Are we talking about children or goats? I have neither, but think both are really cute.

L. Live: In a fantastic neighborhood in Queens called Astoria. It has the largest population of Greek people outside of Greece itself, but also has a very large Middle Eastern population. This makes for some exotic eating!

M. Mom’s name:  Leslie. When I was in elementary school, I had a big crush on a boy whose father’s name was also Leslie. I thought this made us soulmates. I also thought it was kind of weird that his dad had a woman’s name.
N. Nicknames:  Yennie, Hennifer, Chicken, Poodle
O. Overnight hospital stays: I stayed in a hospital a few days when I was six or seven. I had pneumonia-like symptoms, but they actually never found out what was really wrong with me.
P. Pet peeves:  When people eat pungent foods in subway cars (think egg sandwiches and curry chicken).  I also get quite skeeved by other inappropriate subway behavior like toenail-clipping and public masturbation.
Q. Quote from a movie: M'Lynn, you just missed the chance of a lifetime! Half o' Chiquapin Parish'd give their eye teeth to take a whack at Ouiser!”
R. Righty or lefty: I am all righty! 
S. Siblings:  I have one brother; his name is Adam and he is a lawyer. He is a man of very few words, but the few he utters are typically brilliant or hilarious.
T. Time you wake up:  Between 6:15 and 6:30. Weekends included.
U. Underwear:  I prefer them clean. Bonus points if they have fake lips and googly eyes on them.

V. Vegetables you don’t like:  Anise, cooked carrots, and cabbage. Everything else I’m pretty into.
W. What makes you run late: Lately, it’s been watching Charlie Sheen updates on the Today Show. 
X. X-rays you’ve had:  Wisdom teeth (I passed out cold during this x-ray and woke up to two dental hygienists fanning me) and my feet. I had a small surgical procedure last year to remove a bone spur from my toe. I’m so Texan I’ve got spurs on my toes!
Y. Yummy food you make:  Check the recipe archives.

Z. Zoo animal favorites:  I’m pretty fascinated by gorillas. Probably because I was raised by them.


  1. I am loving this post - it's nice to know more about the bloggers I follow regularly! I did this a week or two ago: http://vegvacious.blogspot.com/2011/02/abcs-of-me.html

  2. Love this, what happened to the rest of the rollers? lol You only hit the snooze five times, you are ahead of me. I'm so not a morning person. Hope you are having a great week.

  3. Oh I loved this! I need to do something similar on my blog. Maybe over the weekend? You are so beautiful, by the way, and I had no idea you had your MSW. You are an inspiration, my dear! Thank you for sharing this loveliness tonight. I hope that tomorrow is full of happy moments, joyful conversation and plates of satisfying food

  4. Awww, Monet. That was SO sweet. Thank you!

    PS: My parents are truly lovely people whom I adore. They are not gorillas.

  5. Firstly, I think you should be on the "Petite" version of ANTM...'cuz you're gawwww-geous!

    This was simply delightful!! Loved it. Well, I love everything you write and always know I will end up smiling. This was a great way to get to know you better and as usual, you crack me up! We also had a wiener dog, but her name was Lucy, after Lucille Ball. Not so inventive. I also love goats and tell my husband that some day I want to have a herd (is that right?) of floppy-eared goats to take care of. I'm sure it's much more fun in thought than in actual care-taking.

    Anyways Jenn, you're adorable, hilarious and wonderful.

  6. Well that was fun. I now feel like I know you well enough to invite myself over for dinner. I'm pretty sure I already invited myself along on your cabin getaways but since you're friends are there it's a little less weird. But now? Let's order up some spanakobabypig and take funny pictures of each other.

    Toe spurs sound pretty badass. I want some.

  7. Loved your rundown. But please tell me you haven't really seen those pet peeves on the subway....

  8. Lauren--your comment made me smile pretty wide. Thank you; and I think the pretty much exact of you.

    Shannon--If you are ever in my area, or I am ever in yours, you best believe there will be many funny pictures and delicious meals to be had. And toe spurs definitely aren't bad-ass. They give you chronic corns. Hard to feel cool with those!

    Beth--Oh, how I wish I could say that I haven't.

  9. Very entertaining! You are a beautiful girl too.